28 October 2013, 06:53 PM ET
According to Google, the project’s goal is to provide easily accessible and reliable information about the location of current fires, their size, listings of fire warnings, as well as to issue alert messages to users.
28 October 2013, 03:19 PM ET
Pictures taken through a microscope have obvious value scientists, but photomicrographs, as they are called, can be appreciated as objects of beauty in their own right. This week, Nikon will announce the winners of their Small World Competition.
28 October 2013, 01:36 PM ET
Amazing images come from the 2013 Nikon Small World Competition.
28 October 2013, 01:14 PM ET
The company behind Android's first porn app store has now done the same for Chrome — using the latest tech to protect user privacy.
27 October 2013, 07:34 PM ET
A simple, cheap dye might show the way to making new kinds of computers.
25 October 2013, 04:42 PM ET
The Story of Modern Single-Streaming Recycling
25 October 2013, 03:47 PM ET
From the lab equipment of Marie Curie to the workbooks of Émilie du Châtelet, an exhibition at New York's Grolier Club gathers artifacts and manuscripts from the most significant women in science of the last 400 years.
25 October 2013, 11:12 AM ET
This window changes its optical properties in response to temperature and does it without power.
25 October 2013, 08:57 AM ET
New app brings Google Glass and bitcoin to the mobile payments marketplace.
24 October 2013, 12:33 PM ET
From withdrawal symptoms to losing out on friendships, here are 7 signs that your child is addicted to the iPad. But iPad addiction can be prevented if parents set limits and provide structure.
23 October 2013, 05:19 PM ET
While modern technology has made much of the equipment easily accessible, the basic techniques have been used since the mid-to-late 1800s.
23 October 2013, 04:48 PM ET
Fusion research is on track overseas, but the U.S. risks falling behind.
22 October 2013, 04:08 PM ET
Life is a DNA software system, genome scientist Craig Venter told a packed auditorium here at the American Museum of Natural History Monday night (Oct. 21). In his talk, Venter offered a longsighted view of the creation and digitization of synthetic life.
22 October 2013, 03:35 PM ET
How can you make roads safer for drivers? One company, known as Pro-Teq, is testing glow-in-the-dark material that can be sprayed onto roadways to help illuminate the way for night drivers.
22 October 2013, 01:31 PM ET
High school students are prototyping an easy-to-use door locking device for teachers.
22 October 2013, 11:18 AM ET
The Bowflex fitness is one of the most affordable fitness trackers on the market, but how well does it perform?
22 October 2013, 10:33 AM ET
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we've rounded up the 10 best apps for celebrating life, acknowledging the fight, remembering who we've lost, and supporting the survivors.
22 October 2013, 01:20 AM ET
Science-minded tweeters took matters into their own hands and we saw the growth of the #ThingsNASAmighttweet hashtag, a crowd-sourced feed of NASA news and mission updates.
21 October 2013, 09:28 PM ET
Scientists at Disney Research are developing a special rig that uses electro-vibrations to enable people to "feel" objects on their touchscreens, creating a new element of realism in the digital world.
21 October 2013, 04:08 PM ET
American soldiers may soon be joined on the battlefield by machine gun-toting robots on wheels, according to U.S. Army officials. The U.S. Army and the U.S. Marines have already experimented with prototype machines on the battlefield.
21 October 2013, 04:00 PM ET
21 October 2013, 03:52 PM ET
This video shows a cut-away view of fusion energy production by neutral deuterium particle injection, which requires reaching a temperature of one hundred million degrees.
21 October 2013, 03:37 PM ET
Advancement allows patients to hear differences in pitch and timbre.
21 October 2013, 03:24 PM ET
A helmet that sees behind you and a droid-like rolling camera are revealed at the DEMO Fall 2013 conference.
21 October 2013, 01:47 PM ET
The U.S. military is developing an app that may one day enable troops in battle to call in airstrikes using their smart phones. The technology could help reduce the amount of friendly or civilian casualties during combat operations.
21 October 2013, 12:33 PM ET
Still, online dating's reputation has improved in recent years, about 1 person out of 5 still thinks online daters are desperate, and about half gripe about the problem of misrepresentation online, according to the study.
21 October 2013, 08:03 AM ET
Hollywood has advanced far beyond monsters in floppy rubber suits. Pulling technology from fields as diverse as dentistry and automobile racing, special effects' gurus create creepy monsters, gruesome murder victims and other movie magic.
18 October 2013, 04:46 PM ET
Facts about the different types of light bulbs.
18 October 2013, 04:26 PM ET
Does the computer owe its high performance to bizarre quantum effects?
18 October 2013, 04:14 PM ET
Rather than powering down your smartphone or laptop when you board your next flight, try taking advantage of "Airplane Mode," a useful feature available on many portable electronic devices.
18 October 2013, 02:49 PM ET
Twitter has elevated the humble pound sign, or #, into a powerful social networking tool. The symbol is the basis of a hashtag, a way for users to organize Twitter messages (tweets) around certain topics — and potentially increase a topic's popularity.
18 October 2013, 02:25 PM ET
The Google Street View image-data regarding the presence or absence of caterpillar nests from an invasive moth, finding it was as accurate as field-collected data 96 percent of the time.